Ballou Wins, Clauson Is Sprintweek Champ
Jon Stanbrough, who started the night as the ProSource “Fast Qualifier,” came on to round out the podium in the Griffin’s Propane – Indiana Underground Construction No. 37rw Maxim/Fisher.
“I felt like I had to work really hard for those spots, and I probably ran too hard and hurt the tires a bit trying to get there. A yellow may have helped toward the end, but I think I just got too excited when I got to third. We ran third in the last race here, so sooner or later we’ll knock one out,” Stanbrough said.
Clauson came home fourth, taking another “Indiana Sprintweek” championship for him and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing – Chevy Performance No. 20 Beast/Kistler.
“I think we’ve shown that we refuse to lose,” Clauson said. “That’s the mindset of me, and of my guys. We all take this seriously and they dug deep and worked hard to get ourselves here. We closed this week strong and were good when it counted. I’ve felt defeat at the end of this week and I think I lost three of these by ten or twelve points combined, but I think you have to lose a couple to know how to close it. It’s such a mentally taxing week, and it’s hard to be perfect for seven nights, but we have managed it well and gotten it done.”